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Partey plays down Atletico Madrid exit

Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey has cooled speculation on his future at Atletico Madrid, reiterating his desire to honour his contract at the club.

The 25-year-old who is under contract until 2023 is yet to start a game for Diego Simeone's side this season.

Read his full comments here on Goal! 

Mourinho wants Man Utd's move for Koulibaly

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is trying to convince the club's board to fund a move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to The Times.

After failing to sign a central defender in the summer, the Portuguese gaffer is keen on signing the Senegal international who has also attracted interest from Barcelona.

Koulibaly recently signed a new five-year deal with the Partenopei in September.

MLS club target Taarabt

An undisclosed Major League Soccer club has made an offer for Moroccan winger Adel Taarabt, Record reports.

Taarabt is currently on loan at Genoa from Benfica and is yet to make an appearance for the Portuguese side since his arrival from QPR in 2015.

 Tunisia sack Faouzi Benzarti

Tunisia have sacked their head coach Faouzi Benzarti, four days after helping the country qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations.

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Frustrated Cornet fails to rule out Lyon exit

Maxwel Cornet has made his frustration with Lyon clear over his lack of playing time.

The 22-year-old who is yet to start a league game for the Kids this season feels he deserves more playing time.

Read the Ivorian's comments here

Brahimi a target for Lazio

Lazio are interested in signing Porto’s Yacine Brahimi during the January transfer window, according to Mercato365 .

Porto are likely to sell the Algerian winger who will be out of contract in June.

And the Serie A side are ready to battle West Ham United for the 28-year-old with a five-year contract worth about €2m per season.

Atletico Madrid track Kamano

Atletico Madrid are monitoring the performance of Bordeaux and Guinean forward Francois Kamano, Mundo  Deportivo reports.

Kamano has started the 2018-19 season on a high with seven goals already in nine league games.

His impressive goalscoring form has drawn the attention of Atletico's scouts in France.

Kessie on PSG & Beijing Guoan's radar

French champions PSG and Chinese Super League outfit Beijing Guoan are keeping tabs on AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, Tuttomercatoweb claims.

Beijing Guoan are said to have tabled a salary worth €10m per year for the Ivorian who is on a two-year loan from Atalanta.

Meanwhile, PSG are also monitoring the 21-year-old who has been a crucial part of Gennaro Gattuso's team if Milan fail to sign him permanently at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Ampomah chasing dream move to Arsenal

Ghana star Nana Opoku Ampomah has seen his form in Belgium spark talk of interest from afar, with the Waasland-Beveren midfielder revealing that it is his dream to link up with Arsenal.

The 22-year-old has recorded five goals in nine appearances this season and hopes to play in the Premier League in the future.

Read Ampomah's full quotes here on Goal! 

Azarou interest Marseille & Sochaux

French Ligue 1 clubs Marseille and Sochaux are interested in signing Al Ahly striker Walid Azarou in January after helping his side to win the Egyptian Premier League, KingFut reports.

The Morocco international became the highest-ever top scorer in a single Egyptian top-flight campaign with 18 goals last term.

Back in July, Al Ahly rejected a bid worth $10 million from Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune for the 23-year-old.

Partey considering Atletico Madrid exit

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey is considering a January exit from the club,  Marca reports.

The 25-year-old has started just two La Liga matches so far this season and he is said to be considering a move elsewhere for more playing time.

Arsenal and PSG are the likely destinations the Ghana international if he leaves in January.

No Colorado move for Anichebe

Colorado Rapids have ruled out a potential move for former Sunderland and Everton forward VIctor Anichebe, MLSsoccer claims.

Although the Nigeria international trained with the MLS outfit during his stay in the United States in September, coach Anthony Hudson is not interested in bolstering his squad with the 30-year-old.

Napoli snub Man Utd's €45m offer for Ghoulam

Napoli have rejected Manchester United's €45m offer for left-back Faouzi Ghoulam, according to Radio Kiss Kiss via Calciomercato .

The reports claimed that the Serie A side are keen on keeping the player who moved from Saint-Etienne to Italy in 2014.

The Algeria international just returned from a lengthy spell on the sidelines after he tore his ACL in a Uefa Champions League clash against Manchester City last year.

Arsenal plot Sarr move

Arsenal are plotting a move for Rennes star Ismaila Sarr as they plan for the future at the Emirates Stadium, Mirror claims.

The Senegalese winger has scored three goals across all competitions this term and the French Ligue 1 side are set to cash in on him next summer.

Barcelona are among the clubs interested in the 20-year-old.

Galatasaray offer Niasse escape route

Galatasaray are set to offer Oumar Niasse an escape route after a torrid time at Everton this season, according to Fanatik  via Talksport.

The Senegalese striker could bid the Premier League farewell in January after falling down the pecking order in Marcos Silva's attacking options.

The 28-year-old has been limited to just one start and five substitute appearances this season and Galatasaray are ready to bid again for him after the Toffees turned down a loan move in the summer.

Bakambu on Tottenham's radar

Tottenham are interested in signing Beijing Guoan star Cedric Bakambu in the 'very near future', L’est Republican claims.

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Spurs are said to see the DR Congo international as a backup striker for Harry Kane who spearheads the club's attack.

Bakambu moved to China from Villarreal in January and he has been a key player in Roger Schmidt's squad who are placed fourth in the Chinese Super League.

The 27-year-old has scored 19 goals in 23 appearances for the Imperial Guards so far in his debut season.

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